The Official Journal of the Federation published on July 29, 2010 an amendment to article 17 of the Constitution of the United Mexican States to create in Mexico the legal concept of class action
The Official Journal of the Federation published on July 29, 2010 an amendment to article 17 of the Constitution of the United Mexican States to create in Mexico the legal concept of class action lawsuits.
1. Class actions in Mexico.
The Congress of the Union recently amended the Political
Constitution, in order to introduce class actions in the Mexican legal
On July 29, 2010, the Federal Official Gazette published the
amendment to article 17 of the Constitution, which allows the
existence of this kind of procedures. Mexican laws were inadequate
as to the mechanism for the defense and protection of consumers.
This project has been under study for several years. The amendment
is already in force, but a term of one year was granted in order to
make all necessary adjustments to ordinary laws. Within such term,
the Congress of the Union will issue the laws that will regulate class
actions. These laws will determine the application matters, judicial
procedures and mechanisms to remedy damages. Federal judges will
learn in an exclusive manner of these procedures and mechanisms.
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